It is really alarming in the way some people assume powers that are not theirs, but belong to those in higher echelons of government.
Such a case arose in Cornwall recently, when the Mayor of that City assumed the mantle of a panjandrum/ pooh bah and misused his power by ordering an editor of a local newspaper to change his shirt, and when he refused to do so, the Mayor then ordered the police to arrest the Editor and remove him from the premises on charges of trespassing, when he had every right to be there as a citizen. Now, it would seem that the Mayor had assumed that he could apply a dress code to someone who he disliked. So that action by the Mayor was in violation of constitutional rights which the Mayor had absolutely no right to suspend. And that by taking such action put him in conflict with the law. In this case the Mayor even had the temerity to use the local police as a private force to undermine the constitutional rights of a citizen which was in violation of the law.
But other newspapers that seem to be in league with the Mayor, did not mention that one of his colleagues a local hooligan went around destroying protest signs before the start of the council meeting! But this too was in conflict of interest and another violation of the constitution. And as yet no action has been taken to bring the vicious hooligan to justice.
It is almost like Canada has now joined the countries where liberty has been unilaterally suspended by panjandrums like the Mayor of Cornwall, Ontario. Thus, this is no longer the exception but the rule in many parts of Canada today. Of course the biggest example of the suspension of basic Civil and Human Rights is still the province of Kebec. Of course, even the judiciary in Canada take it upon themselves to make their own laws, and bypass the parliament and provincial assemblies. Thus! Democracy cannot be decided on the whims of individuals in high places, but only by the consent of the people in council.
Je me souviens
Kenneth T. Tellis